Investigator, Adolescent Medicine & Behavioral Health
Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Ellen Iverson is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and is based in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For more than 25 years, Ms. Iverson has designed and conducted mixed-method research focusing on individual, familial, social, and structural issues that have an impact on health outcomes and healthcare utilization. She is committed to designing studies directed toward the development of high quality interventions and appropriate and accessible healthcare, especially among our most vulnerable populations.

Education

Graduate School: 

University of California at Berkeley

University of California, Los Angeles

Accomplishments

Professional Memberships: 

Chair, Adolescent and Young Adult Transition Core Advisory Council

Director of Community Engagement, Obesity and Diabetes Program of the Saban Research Institute

Director, Transition Research, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Publications: 

Kaushansky D, Cox J, Dodson C, Tran J & Iverson E  Living a secret: Disclosure among adolescents and young adults with chronic illness  Chronic Illness  2016 (in press)

de Figueiredo S, Yetwin A,  Sherer S, Radzik M, & Iverson E .A cross-disciplinary comparison of compassion fatigue and satisfaction among service providers of highly traumatized children and adolescents  Traumatology Vol 20(4), Dec 2014, 286-295

Iverson E, Celious A, Shahane E, Kennedy CR, Oerke M, Warren V, Eastman A, Freeman BD  Factors affecting stress experienced by surrogate decision-makers for critically ill patients:  Implication for nursing practice  Intensive and Critical Care Nursing  2013 Nov 6. Epub

Claster S, Termuhlen A, Schrager S, Wolfson JA, & Iverson E  Pitfalls of Using Administrative Data Sets to Describe Clinical Outcomes in Sickle Cell  Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2013 Dec;60(12):1936-9. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

Wong, C., Silva, K., Kecojevic, A., Schrager, S., Jackson Bloom, J., Iverson, E. & Lankenau, S.  Coping and emotional regulation profiles of nonmedical prescription drug and illicit drug use among high-risk young adults. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2013 Sep 1;132(1-2):165-71 Epub 2013 Feb 28.

Davidson P, Iverson E, Bloom J, Kral AH, Lankenau S, McCarty C, Wagner K, Wong C, Personal Social Network Factors Associated with Overdose Prevention Training Participation  Substance Use & Misuse  2013 Jan;48(1-2):21-30 Epub 2012 Sep 19.

Iverson E, Celious A, Kennedy CR, Shehane E, Eastman A, Warren V, Bolcic-Jancovic D, Clarridge B, Freeman BD  Perspective of surrogate decision makers for critically ill patients regarding gene variation research Genetics in Medicine 2013 15(4): 368-73 Nov 15 2012 Epub

Iverson E, Celious A, Kennedy CR, Shehane E, Eastman A, Warren V, Bolcic-Jancovic D, Clarridge B, Freeman BD  Real-time perspectives of surrogate decision makers regarding critical illness research - findings of focus group participants,  Chest,  2012  142(6): 1433-9  June 12 Epub

Kubicek K, McDavitt B, Carpineto J, Weiss G, Iverson E, Wong CF, Kipke MD. “God made me gay for a reason”: YMSM’s resiliency in resolving internalized homophobia from religious sources.  Journal of Adolescent Research 2009 24(5), 601-633

Iverson E, Balasuriya D, Garcia GP, Sheng M, Richardson JL, Stoyanoff S, King J The challenges of assessing fidelity to physician-driven HIV prevention interventions: lessons learned implementing Partnership for Health in a Los Angeles HIV clinic AIDS and Behavior, 2008 Nov;12(6):978-88. Epub 2008 Apr 22

Research Interests: 

Ellen Iverson is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and is based in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. For more than 25 years, Ms. Iverson has designed and conducted mixed-method research focusing on individual, familial, social, and structural issues that have an impact on health outcomes and healthcare utilization. She is committed to designing studies directed toward the development of high quality interventions and appropriate and accessible healthcare, especially among our most vulnerable populations.

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